The Washington Post Weekly is apparently ceasing publication, which affects editorial cartoonists. In his article "Bad things come in threes" The Steve Greenberg Blog August 13th, 2009, Greenberg notes:
The WP Weekly stood out for running more editorial cartoons than probably any publication in the country, save for cartooning-oriented periodicals like The Funny Times. Their pay was very low — $10 per cartoon — but they ran cartoons on nearly every page, dozens per issue.
Just as significantly, they were willing to run work beyond the usual syndicated people, giving never-syndicated cartoonists such as myself valuable national exposure, as well as the prestigious Washington Post name to mention. I've had cartoons in the WP Weekly one, two or three times a year for many years now, including places I've worked that never had national exposure.
I've never even heard of this publication, probably because I'm a regular Post subscriber, but it's a shame another venue is gone. I wonder if a syndicate or a bunch of editorial cartoonists should try putting together their own monthly subscription publication?